This was one of the first week’s offerings from the 2019 Sync Audiobooks for teens. (There are two new free audiobooks offered each week.) I love Kwame Alexander and wanted to listen to his latest, especially since he was reading it himself.
Genre: YA book in verse fiction
Length: 448 pages of text, 4:12 hours of audio
Setting: an American city, present day
Summary: Short version: The life of two teenage black boys in the city Continue reading
Shakespeare fits in the medieval time period we’re covering this year in homeschooling. This was the play Mr. Curiosity chose to read. I read it along with him. I think this is my first time experiencing Hamlet.
Genre: classic play
Length: I have a book that contains all of Shakespeare’s works. This took up 41 pages of double-columned text in that book
Setting: Denmark, late 1500s
Summary: Short version: Death, betrayal, and madness in the high courts of Denmark Continue reading
A nimble spray crab seen on San Salvador
This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: October, 2018 in Fireside Magazine (you can read it for free at that link)
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: near future
Summary: An abstract on autonomous vehicles reveals the death of the author’s child in the footnotes Continue reading
I think I saw this book in a list of good read alouds. I picked it up from a new bookstore in town to read to the kids.
Genre: middle grade mystery
Length: 376 pages
Setting: Greenglass House in Nagspeake (which felt like a New England town), present day-ish
Summary: Short version: We find out why everyone came to Greenglass House Continue reading
This is the third and final book in the Queen of Hearts trilogy. I happened to see it on the library shelf and picked it up to finish the series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 342 pages
Setting: the capital of Wonderland, soon after the events of Blood of Wonderland
Summary: Short version: Dinah is crowned Queen, although it is not without heartbreak Continue reading